August 22, 2010

Drabble #84

Prompt: Author's choice
Inspiration: A Softer World

We’re never safe. I don’t just mean terrorists, muggers, drunk drivers. I mean infidelity, unrequited love, broken hearts. I mean that sometimes, we’re not safe from ourselves. I don’t see the point in living in fear of hijackers when the people who have done the most damage to me are the ones I know. I don’t see the point of fearing friends and lovers if fear means I never get to experience love before its inevitable loss. I learn to love myself to survive in the face of pain. (Besides, the indifference of nature will destroy us in the end.)

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